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Genetic genealogy and the potential to explode donor anonymity

It’s probably the world that I move in but DNA testing for health, genealogical or just curiosity reasons suddenly seems to have exploded into general consciousness.  The other day the Daily Mail (not my favourite paper) had an article that … Continue reading

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Being ‘different’: Feel the fear and do it anyway

Someone posted a blog on my Facebook page the other day from a mum to egg donation conceived twins about her ambivalence around ‘telling’ them about their beginnings.  It reminded me how very difficult most parents find starting the story…in … Continue reading

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Are non-telling parents braver than those who tell?

“You are not bad parents to want to keep it secret, I think it is often a braver thing to do” The above quote is from the Non-Telling thread on Fertility Friends and it intrigued me.  Could there possibly be … Continue reading

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Lessons for non-tellers from late tellers

I have recently been in touch with three families who have teenage or adult donor conceived children.  The ages range from 14 to 38.  Two of these families are preparing to tell their children for the first time that they … Continue reading

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Is Fertility Friends really such a good friend?

I was chucked off a couple of years ago for being too blunt (the actual reason given was for advertising DC Network, but I had been a thorn in their side for years).  I never rubbished or attacked anyone personally … Continue reading

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FF…a fertility business?

As from last night I have the dubious honour of being banned from the infertility/fertility forum Fertility Friends.  My crime is not that of flaming at another poster but that from time to time I give information about DC Network … Continue reading

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Second choice, not second best

On Wednesday I’m going West to talk with the patient group at the Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine.  This is something I’ve done a couple of times before and as on the last occasion I’ll be joined by a DI … Continue reading

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